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Health care workers to rally against budget cuts

Hundreds of hospital representatives are due at the Capitol today, to protest Governor Spitzer's proposed budget cuts. The group will hear speeches by the legislative leaders, who say they are leaning toward restoring some of Spitzer's over one billion dollars in cuts to medical institutions. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY hospitals push back

Governor Spitzer's budget battle with some parts of the hospital industry is playing out in an ad war and an exchange of accusations. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Hospital group promotes universal healthcare

The influential United Hospital Fund has come up with a plan it says could provide 98% of New Yorkers with health insurance coverage. Part of the plan includes mandatory health coverage for every state resident. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

State officials get advice on improving primary care

The state's hospital commission report has received attention for it's list of closings and consolidations, but it also includes advice on how to expand primary care. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Unions urge lawmakers to keep hospitals open

Teachers, nurses, and university workers unions will hold a rally at the Capitol today to urge state lawmakers to reject Governor Pataki's plan to close nine hospitals and consolidate dozens of others. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Senate holds hearing on hospital closings

Opponents of a state commission's plan to close hospitals in New York testified at a Senate hearing Friday, and urged the legislature not to adopt the plan. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki: Millions to aid health workers

Governor Pataki says there's $15 million to help hospital workers who would be forced from their jobs if the hospital closings recommended by a commission take effect. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

New York hospitals targeted for closing

A government commission recommends closing nine hospitals in New York, converting six to clinics, and merging 48 others, as part of a plan to save New York $8 billion dollars in health care costs over the next ten years. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Nine hospitals recommended for closures

A hospital closing commission appointed by Governor Pataki will release its final report today. It's expected to recommend the closing of numerous hospitals around the state. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Baby booms and other complications: local health care challenges

The 5th Annual Rural Health Care Conference is in its second day in Chatauqua. This year, all the discussions take place in the shadow of the New York State Right Sizing Commission. The commission was formed earlier this year to take a comprehensive look at health services across the state. It's likely some hospitals will close, and some services consolidated as a result of its recommendations. Patty Bishop looks at the big picture in this region. She is director of the Northern New York Rural Health Care Alliance, based in Watertown. She said local providers and agencies will have their say before the right-sizing commission makes its recommendation. But she told Gregory Warner the challenges the rural health care community faces are special, and she worries that message won't be heard clearly. And she said the North Country has particular problems because of Ft. Drum.  Go to full article

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